Type of Fellowship: Specialist
Year of Fellowship: 2011
The RNIB Fellowship for a registered blind or partially sighted individual.
Caroline joined the University of the Arts London’s Disability Service as Operations Manager in August 2012. In this role, she manages a team of advisers who provide guidance and support to the University’s 900 or so disabled students, ensuring that recommended adjustments are realised through liaison with academic and other staff. She is currently involved in a significant project to centralise the service and is responsible for expansion of the team’s personnel and resources.
Caroline previously worked for 14 years at RNIB, latterly taking a leading role in projects enabling unemployed blind and partially sighted people to gain the experience, knowledge and skills necessary to find sustained employment. She previously worked as a speech and language therapist, managing the service for RNIB’s primary school for visually impaired children with complex needs.
Caroline led on the establishment of RNIB's Disabled staff forum and in September 2008, was appointed to the ACAS Disabled People’s Involvement Forum. She also works as a volunteer mediator with Camden Mediation Service and is a Trustee on the board of U Can Do IT. As a 2011 Clore Social Fellow, Caroline has also trained as an Action Learning Facilitator and Relational Dynamics Coach and is continuing to practice both.
Caroline's research is available to view here
Current principal role: Operations Manager of Disability Service
Current principal organisation: University of the Arts London
Other leadership role 1: Trustee
Other organisation 1: UCanDoIT
Other leadership role 2: Member
Other organisation 2: Disabled People's Involvement Forum ACAS
Research: Opening Doors; exploring best practice in encouraging independence and resilience in young disabled adults in mainstream schools
Research topics: Children and families; Education; Equality; Health and well-being; Young people;
Secondment host: Guide Dogs for the Blind